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Enfish first sued Microsoft and other software companies in August 2012, saying Microsoft's .NET Framework software infringes its patents. (Credit: AP)

Fed. Circ. Judge Says Alice Caused ‘Tremendous Uncertainty’

A Federal Circuit judge on Friday acknowledged the Supreme Court's Alice rule has created "tremendous uncertainty" over what makes a patent an ineligible abstract idea during separate appeals involving Microsoft, Enfish and others, questioning the rule's vague exceptions for those claiming new solutions to old problems.

  • Argentina Floats $6.5B Deal To End Epic Default Battle

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri is floating a $6.5 billion deal to settle a slew of litigation with holdout bondholders over the country’s 2001 debt default, a court-appointed mediator said Friday.

  • Ex-Fox Rothschild Atty Convicted Of Insider Trading

    An ex-Fox Rothschild LLP attorney was convicted Friday on charges that he used inside information about the firm’s work to trade ahead of a $760 million insurance industry merger in 2011.

  • Citigroup Halts DraftKings, FanDuel Transactions In NY

    Citigroup Inc. will no longer process transactions for New York residents on daily fantasy sports sites run by DraftKings and FanDuel until there is more legal clarity on the matter, as the companies face enforcement actions by the state attorney general as well as a slew of lawsuits that were recently consolidated.

  • Pa. AG Kane Loses Bid To Lift Suspension

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected Attorney General Kathleen Kane's bid to resurrect her suspended law license on Friday, allowing the state Senate to take its next step towards removing her from office.

  • Tesoro Paying $8M For Bonuses Withheld In Steelworker Strike

    Petroleum firm Tesoro agreed Friday to pay $8.08 million to nearly 800 workers at two of its West Coast facilities, stemming from allegations it withheld bonuses from those employees as punishment for their participation in a nationwide strike last year, the National Labor Relations Board said.

  • Gibson Dunn To Face Subpoena In NJ Bridge Case

    A judge on Friday gave former New Jersey officials facing charges over the September 2013 closure of George Washington Bridge access lanes the green light to subpoena Gibson Dunn for more records from Gov. Chris Christie's office, allowing defense counsel to test their contention that the firm improperly withheld relevant documents.